Originating from Milan, Maurizio Bianchi was an Italian pioneer of noise music. Whilst Boyd Rice is often credited as the first full-time noise musician with his project NON, Bianchi had been recording similarly dissonant frequencies under the moniker M.B. for about roughly the same length time, progressing in his later career more into the fields of electronic and ambient music. He has dozens of obscure cassettes and LP releases, a prolific artist who seems to release 4 or 5 new albums a year even well into his 60's.
is his very first tape release as M.B./Maurizio Bianchi, two tracks which both clock in at just over 44 minutes in length. Whilst this is incredibly self-indulgent as it is, Bianchi's brand of swirling, noisy dirge is enough to ward off even the most casual of music listener as for those unaccustomed to noise music the very mention of the genre tends to incite hostile reactions. Still, for those willing to endure a listening session with a release such as Mectpyo Blut
you will find certain patterns still manage to form, a somewhat hypnotic, lo-fi wall of sound designed so one can get lost in it. There are certain progressions which are made, frequencies shift and change throughout, and I have to say Mectpyo Blut
does it a lot more convincingly than most.
Maurizio Bianchi is not a cup of tea we can all enjoy, sadly. Still, add a bit of ginger and maybe a grain of salt and Mectpyo Blut
is good for your throat. Still, like all of M.B's albums just don't swallow it all at once.